noun alien·ist \-nist\

Definition of ALIENIST

Origin of ALIENIST

French aliéniste, from aliéné insane, from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare to estrange, from alienus
First Known Use: 1864
Medical Dictionary


noun alien·ist \ˈā-lē-ə-nəst, ˈāl-yə-\

Medical Definition of ALIENIST

:  psychiatrist; especially :  one specializing in the legal aspects of psychiatry


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